Feel very bad for Jiri. I lost my old man when he was only 56 years old when he succumbed to AML Leukemia. He was diagnosed around Halloween 2002 and passed away just after new years 2003 after going through horrific chemotherapy to prepare for a bone marrow transplant. It was really shocking how he could go from playing men's hockey and in what seemed to be great shape to passing away in less than 3 months time. Unfortunately, he never got a chance to meet his two grandsons, but his legacy lives on in me, my brothers, and my sons. My oldest who is 8 now(in my avatar pic) even sports #9 in soccer for his Grandpa, who was as big a Wings fan there ever was and idolized Gordie Howe growing up playing river hockey in Detroit.
My heart goes out to you T.Lowe & your family. Since you are younger & still physically fit, with the exponentially increasing advancements in technology & medicine there is ever increasing hope of slowing the progression in the future. Hopefully your progression will mirror that of Stephen Hawking, who this year will mark his 50th year since he was 1st diagnosed with ALS. I wish you the best.
I honestly think there is zero chance we get Yandle, Ryan, or Nash via trade. When was the last time a star player was even moved in the same conference? Kenny has zero leverage right now when it comes to trying to acquiring a star player. As much as I would love to have Yandle, he is a pipe dream at this point.
I'm enjoying reading the comments at the Tennessean and the Star Ledger and both have often touched on the meme they took the cowards way out.
I can understand Parise's choice(kind of) of wanting to go home, but Suter IMO made a dumb decision. He's not even from MN. He played all those years in Nashville and never sniffed a cup. Had a chance to see our top notch organization multiple times a year. He had the chance to join Detroit for great money/term. He knows they will always try to field a great team each year. None of those things have been demonstrated in Minny.
I'm seeing a lot of irrelevant hate for Crosby here. Yes I remember back in 08 and 09 when we beat him then he beat us, but how does this take away from his skill? He was out forever then came back like nothing happened and put up numbers at the same pace as before his concussion. Sure the media hypes him all the time, but with good reason.
No one is saying he's not a great player. The problem is he is a documented ******-bag. The hate isn't irrelevent. Plenty of other players are/have been great without being complete douches the likes of Crosby. Sakic, Yzerman, Toews, Stamkos, Chara, Iginla, Richards, etc.etc.......Just to name a very few that popped into my head.
No one here honestly thinks the Wings would be shooting for anything but the top seed they could possibly get, do they? The whole concept of sandbagging is the most un "Redwing" of things you could possibly bring up. We're not Pittsburg for Christ's sake!
They will play to win and look to beat whatever opponets they happen to draw. Hopefully with home ice for as long as we can get it. Have we even won any of the previous 4 cups or made the 6 finals having to play more then 1 series without the advantage of home ice?
freshy, you are basically trolling as you are unwilling to listen to an entirely rational counter argument. you do realize people can have a differing opinion than yours and not be morons for doing so, right?
Huh? Since when does not agreeing mean an unwillingness to listen? Who called anyone a moron?Doomsdayers and Goon have been thrown around, but not by me. How bout you post something about the thread topic or go back to lurking.......